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Shipping Outlook Report

By highlighting the five key trends in each sector, the report presents a concise view of the forces shaping the shipping industry and should be considered required reading for anyone looking for an authoritative view on near-term market trends.

It’s a service that Lloyd’s List readers have been enjoying for some time now, but this new regularly updated report, available for the first time to non-subscribers, offers an invaluable take on the key drivers and challenges across the maritime market.

Offering a unique distillation of Lloyd’s List’s market intelligence, this report is required reading for anyone intending to make decisions in or around shipping in 2018.

Price: £895

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Quarterly shipping outlook

Report Contents


with Janet Porter
Container lines have a history of self-inflicted wounds, with the urge to order new tonnage as soon as market fundamentals look a bit better invariably ending badly, then ‘lessons are learned’, only to be swiftly forgotten at the start of the next cycle


with Max Tingyao Lin
LNG shipping has become the star performer among all maritime transport sectors, riding on the worldwide switch to gas amid growing environmental awareness


with Inderpreet Walia
As fleet growth slows amid buoyant global trade, LPG shipping may be shaking off freight weakness later in 2018

Crude tankers

with Max Tingyao Lin
After a disappointing winter in terms of freight earnings, market sentiment for crude carriers have turned bearish

Product tankers

with Max Tingyao Lin
With freight earnings still underperforming market expectations, owners are hoping low fleet growth could pave the way to recovery


with Lambros Papaeconomou
Today’s capital structures are more complex driven by innovation or necessity. At the same time new financiers are disrupting the market for ship lending. Will all this lead to lower or higher overall borrowing costs?


with David Osler
Attempts to smuggle cocaine out of Venezuela, the civil war in Yemen, alleged torture in China, the unwanted attentions of criminal hackers, data protection and Donald Trump’s slide toward protectionism are just some of the items on the agenda for shipping lawyers right now

Marine insurance

with David Osler
The sector is quietly implementing technological innovations while at the same time dealing with consolidation and the fall-out from cyber attacks and natural disasters


with Anastassios Adamopoulos
Anticipating regulatory changes to shipping was once a slow and relatively predictable affair. That is no longer the case. A series of decisions culminating with a landmark deal in mid-April to adopt a Paris Agreement for the shipping industry and cut ships’ greenhouse gas emissions is just the latest example of a shift in environmental responsibilities

Dry Bulk

with Nidaa Bakhsh
Freight earnings of bulkers are expected to continue rising this year as fleet growth is set to be the lowest in a decade. Fears over potential global trade wars and China’s deleveraging fail to shake market confidence

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